Babylon Town Councilman Tom Donnelly and State Assemblyman Robert Sweeney recently recognized members of Girl Scout Troop #382 and the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition for their work in beautifying the Vision of Hope Garden, located on the southeast corner of Town Hall Park. As part of the clean-up effort, the scouts joined volunteers to clean up and plant flowers at the Breast Cancer Bow area of the garden. With their hard work, these volunteers helped beautify a part of our community and raised awareness regarding the work that the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition does for those inflicted with the horrible disease, as well as survivors. Councilman Donnelly and Assemblyman Sweeney thanked the volunteers for their hard work and presented them with honorary certificates.
This beautification effort was undertaken as part of Global Youth Service Day, which is a worldwide celebration of community service and civic engagement. These volunteers earned Global Youth Service Day certificates for their great work. Past projects have included helping non-profit organizations through food drives and monetary donations, collecting food for the needy, visiting local senior citizens centers, making holiday baskets for hospitalized children, conducting community clean-up efforts and assisting local veterans groups in need. For more information of the Town of Babylon’s Beautification Program, please call (631) 587-3752 ext. 6012.
Pictured with members of the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition and Girl Scout Troop #382 are State Assemblyman Sweeney (top left); Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition Junior leader Denise Botiglione (second from top left); Breast Cancer Coalition leader Tess Helfman (third from top left); Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition leader Terry Prag (fourth from top left); Town of Babylon Beautification Program Director Florence Findley (sitting left); Lindenhurst Girl Scout Troop #382 leader Barbara Tonjes (second to left in middle row); Lindenhurst Girl Scout Troop #382 leader Kathy Rinaldi (third to left in middle row); Breast Cancer Coalition leader Lorraine Geyer (bottom third to right); Breast Cancer Coalition leader Vincent Calone (bottom second to right); Town Councilman Donnelly (bottom right); and Wyandanch Resource Community Center Director Kimberly Jean-Pierre (standing far right).